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The second installment in Pearl S. Buck's acclaimed Good Earth trilogy: the powerful story of three brothers whose greed will bring their family to the brink of ruin.

Sons begins where The Good Earth ended: revolution is sweeping through China. Wang Lung is on his deathbed in the house of his fathers, and his three sons stand ready to inherit his hard-won estate. One son has taken the family's wealth for granted and become a landlord; another is a thriving merchant and moneylender; and the youngest, an ambitious general, is destined to be a leader in the country. Through all his life's changes, Wang did not anticipate that each son would hunger to sell his beloved land for maximum profit.

At once a tribute to early Chinese fiction, a saga of family dissension, and a depiction of the clashes between old and new, Sons is a vivid and compelling masterwork of fiction.

©1932 Pearl S. Buck (P)2010 Oasis Audio

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  • l howard
  • 04-12-2017

Family

An excellent continuation to the first book. The narrator is excellent and allow you to drawn to the characters. Learnt a lot of China's past.Highly recommended.

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  • Didi Martin
  • 21-01-2019

Slow moving

I enjoyed the book, but not as much as “the Good Earth”. Nice to follow the lives of this family, but it’s a plodding undertaking. The unique rhythm of the first book looses its charm as you try to stay interested in an undeveloped plot.

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  • Meghan
  • 03-01-2020

the narrator

why didn't you use the same narrator. This narrator is not good. He doesn't even pronounce the names right.

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  • Jodie
  • 02-05-2018

it was very good!

I liked the book a lot. I did not like it as much as The Good Earth, so I gave it 4 stars. It is very similar in style and performance and at times Sons seems a bit slow, but I didn't find myself getting bored. I didn't find myself getting overly invested either though. It was a good, solid read.

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  • Margaret
  • 24-11-2017

A great story of the will of man to survive

The calm voice tells the story with this in ride compassion for the members of the party surviving what was unsurviable

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-12-2018

Poor recording

Story and performance are fine but music starts playing randomly like it was bootlegged or something. If I hadn’t paid for it I would have quit listening.

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  • Equestrian
  • 09-02-2020

Wang the Tiger

I don't think I could have stood another chapter with Wang The Tiger being repeated over and over again. I found the first book in this Trilogy good, the second boring to the point I didn't want to listen to the third.

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  • navah
  • 06-05-2019

Take a Journey

One of my favorite authors and trilogies, House of Earth by Buck takes you through old China as the life of one man transforms into the destinies of his whole family. Experience culture and ways of living that differ from your own and explore the choices of men and how it affects the generations that follow.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-04-2019

Loved it

The story was quite captivating, the second in the series. I look forward to finishing the series.

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  • Barry Frieder, MD
  • 19-01-2018

stunning and touching

as usual Pearl buck does not disappoint a wonderful study of Human nature. enjoy! beautiful.

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